Science and culture audios

Why use food for fuel?

Biofuels are a way to make our cars, lorries and even planes run on renewable fuel. They’re...

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What can we do about drought?

Water shortages are getting worse with climate change. In the Horn of Africa, long periods...

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The food illustrators

Meet the artists tasked with creating pictures that look good enough to eat. If it wasn’t...

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Fuelling a female footballer

Good quality nutrition is key to sporting success. But while plenty of research exists on the...

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Chatbots that look like they're alive, and what colour wine bottles to avoid

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and...

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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team discover why some supermarkets are binning 'best...

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5 live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team find out why 1 million children will be offered polio...

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5 Live Science

Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team present the latest science news, analysis and...

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Happy days

Learn a phrase to use when you hear good news.

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It’s now or never

Learn how to use ‘it’s now or never’

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Smash it

Learn a phrase to give encouragement

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A doddle

Is this phrase easy to learn?

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SC EP:873 I Thought I Shot A Man

David said "In 1981 I was in North Louisiana and I came across this creature. He came from around...

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SC EP:871 Strange Creature At Grandma's House

Tonight I will be speaking with Chris. Chris will be sharing with us his families experiences...

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SC EP:877 This Thing Bent Down Over My Tent

A listener writes “I am a Tribal member with the Hoopa Valley Tribe and grew up here all my...

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SC EP:845 The Kern River Monster

Nate writes "We decided to go night fishing for catfish in the Kern River canyon because it was...

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Chloë Ashby: Colours of Art

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is the critic, novelist and art historian Chloë...

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Allan Mallinson: The Shape of Battle

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is the historian, novelist and former Army...

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Anne Weber: Epic Annette

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is Anne Weber, author of Epic Annette: A...

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Andrea Wulf: Magnificent Rebels

In this week's Book Club podcast, I'm joined by Andrea Wulf to talk about the birth of...

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